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Campbell River, the "Salmon Capital of the World", offers its legendary fishing to all those who wish to experience the thrill of the "scream of the reel"! Home to all 5 species of Saltwater Salmon, we are able to offer year round fishing to our guests, be they single fishermen, families or corporate retreats. Outstanding fishing, spectacular scenery combine to make your fishing trip an adventure that will get you "hooked".

For the latest freshwater and saltwater fishing reports in the Campbell River area, please click here. This is provided courtesy of Tyee Marine in Campbell River.

Campbell River Lodge, Fishing & Adventure Resort

Phone: (250) 287-7446
Toll Free: 1-800-663-7212
Fax: (250) 287-4063
1760 North Island Highway
Campbell River, V9W 2E7
(Mailing Address)

Excitement and adventure await at our West Coast Retreat. Nestled on the banks of the famous Campbell River, our modernized full service "Lodge" is the most established and unique in the area. Offering fabulous fishing, snorkeling, golfing, white water rafting, grizzly sightings, whale watching, black bear viewing, float plane tours and heli-fishing. Whether you want to enjoy outdoor adventure for your holiday or just plain relaxation, the lodge has something for you. Experience our spectacular rainforest, mountains and coastlines. Conference facilities available for corporate retreats.

Email: crlodge@oberon.ark.com
Internet: www.campbellriverlodge.com

Campbell River Sportfishing Rentals Inc.

Phone: (250) 287-7279
Fax: (250) 287-2353
1231 Spruce Street
Campbell River, V9W 3L6

Located on the water in Discovery Harbour Marina, Campbell River Sportfishing Rentals Inc. is your outdoor adventure centre. Offering you boat rental services, guided saltwater salmon fishing charters, freshwater charters, float plane tours, white water rafting, snorkelling, heli-fishing, wildlife viewing. Look for the green roof on the water.

Email: cfish@oberon.ark.com
Internet: oberon.ark.com/~crfish

Sea Gypsy Charters

Phone: (250) 286-6343
Toll Free: 1-800-713-6331
P.O. Box 20600
Campbell River, V9W 7Z5

Sea Gypsy Charters is a professionally guided fishing adventure aboard a 25' cabin cruiser. Our guide has 30 years experience fishing the inside waters off Vancouver Island. He enjoys nothing more than showing his guest a good time while waiting for the elusive sockeye or big Tyee to bite.

Email: seagypsy@island.net
Internet: www.island.net/~seagypsy

Saltwater Fishing Guide


  • Winter Springs 8-14 lbs.
  • Steelhead up to 20 lbs.


  • Winter Springs 8-14 lbs.
  • Few small Coho 2-3 lbs.
  • Steelhead up to 20 lbs.


  • Springs/Kings 16-20 lbs.
  • Coho 4-6 lbs.


  • Coho 7-10 lbs.
  • Springs/Kings 16-25 lbs.
  • Tyee
  • Pinks up to 6 lbs.


  • Tyee & some Coho
  • Northern Coho
  • Pinks, Chum, Sockeye


  • Winter Springs 8-16 lbs.
  • Northern Coho 10-17 lbs.
  • Pinks, Chum, Sockeye


  • Few Winter Springs (Weather Permitting)

Freshwater Fishing Guide




Summer Steelhead


Prime in July - August, most productive in October

Winter Steelhead


Most productive in March - April

Sea Run Cutthroat

Year Round

Beaches and estuaries in April - September, rivers in the Winter.

Cutts & Rainbows

March - November

Lake fishing is best in Spring and Fall. Mountain streams in the summer.